Landers Theater

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Landers Theater, aka Springfield Little Theater, was built in 1909 and was renovated in 1970. It is said to be haunted by several ghosts. One is a janitor who perished in a 1920 fire. His apparition is seen in the balcony watching rehearsals. Another is an African-American man who was stabbed to death in the second balcony in the 1920s. He shows up as a green hazy orb about 5 feet tall. There is also a ghost baby who falls from the balcony, a recurring scene of a past accident. The baby’s cries are sometimes heard as well. On the street outside, people have seen a tall blond man’s apparition in Elizabethan clothes looking out of a fourth-floor room from the curtains. Other entities have been seen here too, some following living folks through the building or tapping them on the shoulder.

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Geographic Information

311 E. Walnut
Springfield, MO
United States

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37.2073316, -93.2909411
Greene County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Springfield, MO (0.7 mi.)
Battlefield, MO (7.7 mi.)
Brookline, MO (7.7 mi.)
Fremont Hills, MO (10.1 mi.)
Willard, MO (10.1 mi.)
Strafford, MO (10.4 mi.)
Nixa, MO (11.3 mi.)
Republic, MO (12.0 mi.)
Lon, MO (12.9 mi.)
Ozark, MO (13.7 mi.)


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